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Makalu 1.7 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.7 release of Makalu, a data analytics platform.

HRA and Biometrics Implementation in Member Search

Deerwalk’s clients have the option to import member specific biometric and HRA data into their Makalu application. As part of our expansion of clinical functionality in Makalu, the ability to filter, analyze and report using biometric and HRA data has been added in the Member Search module.

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Makalu 1.6 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.6 release of Makalu, a data analytics platform.

QM in Cascading

Cascading is an application framework that allows for rapid development of data analytics on Apache Hadoop. It is an abstraction of the popular MapReduce software framework that supports distributed computing on large data sets on clusters of computers. By moving to this new framework, Deerwalk will be able to rapidly deliver new sets of Quality Metrics. It also allows us to more easily create integrated unit tests of our metrics to ensure the highest quality.

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Snowfly Mobile Platform

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Snowfly is a full-service employee recognition and incentive company based in Laramie, Wyoming. It offers and supports a complete workforce incentives system consisting of online programs, motivating rewards, and consultative services. Its proprietary solution allows employers to create, implement, and manage incentive, recognition and reward programs that work as a catalyst for quantifiable improvements in workforce performance, morale, and retention.
For more information, visit Snowfly website at http://snowfly.com/

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Makalu 1.5 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.5 release of Makalu, a data analytics platform.

Customizable Tabs and Tab Names

In Makalu 1.5, tabs are customizable and can be renamed as requested by each client. Also, only tabs that have data underneath them will display to the user. For instance, if a client does not have Lab or Pharmacy data, those tabs will not appear in their Makalu user interface.

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Makalu Member Analytics

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Selecting the right primary entities and building proper relationship is the heart of enterprise application design. And, this is common to both NOSQL and SQL world. Besides this, one important factor, in NOSQL world is to design proper structure of primary entities and queries around them. Unlike that in SQL solutions, in most of the NOSQL solutions the structure of the entity resembles the real world object it represents. It makes the solution more flexible. However, the more the complexity of the object they represent the more the complexity of the data structure and its design and the more the use cases for it.

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Yala 1.0 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.0 release of Yala, a member portal.

The Health Profile is available for a member to view as a part of a completed HRA. When a user pushes the “complete” button in the HRA, the Health Profile is generated. For clients who use both our Yala and Everest products, the completed HRA and associated Health Profile are visible for members in Yala and for clinical users in Everest.

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Yala 0.8 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 0.8 release of Yala, our member portal.

1. Makalu Care Alerts to Yala

a) My Care Alerts: Specific Care Alerts that display in the member’s Member Profile screen in Makalu are displayed in Yala for the same member. Care Alerts and risk triggers in Makalu that are used by clinical users to identify potentially at risk members but that are not actionable by a member themselves will not be brought into Yala. [An example would be if a member had a 30 day re-admission for COPD.] If Care Alerts exist for a member in Yala, they will display on the Dashboard as shown in the example below. When a Care Alert is no longer in the member’s Makalu Member Profile, the system will also remove the alert from the member’s Yala record.

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Deerwalk Patient Attribution Model

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A major criticism of much of current US health care, and the Medicare FFS program in particular, is the lack of accountability for patients’ care (Hackbarth, 2009). With the advent of ACOs, the shared-savings concept holds providers more accountable. Provider’s reimbursement would depend on the quality of care they provide, the metrics on patient health they improve.

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Makalu 1.4 Release

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Deerwalk is pleased to announce the 1.4 release of Makalu, our analytics platform.

Dashboard

The Makalu Dashboard now contains top 10 graphs for Benefit Categories, Diagnosis Groups, Procedure Groups and Place of Service with a slider effect displaying the top 10 reports for respective graphs. The header contains the application details and processing information for the Client.

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Yala 0.5 Release

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Yala
Deerwalk is pleased to announce the initial release of our member portal, Yala. This new product offers your members leading edge content, tools, and interactive learning opportunities to help them make informed choices for maintaining good health. Whether it’s identifying health risks or tracking progress toward health goals, the member portal makes it easy for individuals to actively participate in their own healthcare. Yala is private label ready for our clients.

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